What does bigamist mean?

What does bigamist mean?

A bigamist is a person who commits the crime of marrying someone when they are already legally married to someone else. You may also like.

What does the word polygamy means?

noun. the practice or condition of having more than one spouse, especially wife, at one time. Compare bigamy(def 1), monogamy(def 1).

What’s the word for more than one wife?

PolygamyPolygamy (from Late Greek πολυγαμία, polygamía, "state of marriage to many spouses") is the practice of marrying multiple spouses. When a man is married to more than one wife at the same time, sociologists call this polygyny. When a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry.

Why is marrying twice Illegal?

Committing bigamy in the United States is against the law in every state, and those who engage in it can be subject to both criminal and civil penalties. Civil law treats this concept somewhat differently than criminal law. Because your second marriage is illegal, it is considered void because it legally cannot exist.